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Drastic decline in piracy, sea robberies in Malaysian waters

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Tuesday, 30 August 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Piracy and sea robbery cases in Malaysian waters saw a drastic decline, compared to the previous year.

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Orang Asli villagers join Merdeka celebration

By NABILAH HAMUDIN - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 18:30

GERIK: Perak State Park Corporation today organised a Merdeka celebration with Orang Asli villagers in the Royal Belum State Park, to ensure that those in remote areas are not left out as the nation celebrates its independence anniversary.

Ethiopian man fined RM3,000 for assaulting girlfriend

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 18:25

KUALA LUMPUR: A Ethiopian man was fined RM3,000 or two months jail in default by the Magistrates’ Court here today for assaulting his girlfriend.

Toll-free travel for LDP users for Merdeka Day

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 18:19

SHAH ALAM: Motorists using the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) tomorrow will enjoy toll-free travel for 24 hours from midnight today, says its operator, Lingkaran Trans Kota Sdn Bhd (Litrak).

Search efforts ongoing for man feared drowned off Pantai Teluk Ketapang

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 18:01

KUALA NERUS: Search efforts are ongoing for a man who is feared drowned after the boat he was in capsized near Pantai Teluk Ketapang yesterday.

Workers' quarters go up in smoke in Ara Damansara [VIDEO]

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:47

KUALA LUMPUR: A construction workers' quarters next to a newly-built condo, located along Jalan PJU 1A/3 at Ara Damansara, was razed today.

Toddler in Dungun dies of suspected abuse

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:44

DUNGUN: A suspected abuse case has been reported in Dungun, involving a two-year-old toddler who died at her house in Paka yesterday.

Flash flood engulfs SK 1 Taman Selayang

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:36

KUALA LUMPUR: A flash flood engulfed Sekolah Kebangsaan 1 Taman Selayang this morning.

Single mother pleads guilty to possessing terror-related materials

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:12

Single mother pleads guilty to possessing terror-related materials

RapidKL services extended for National Day eve celebration

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The operating hours of Light Rail Transit System (LRT), KL Monorail and RapidKL bus will be extended at selected stations tonight, to enable the public to celebrate the eve of National Day at Dataran Merdeka here.

Water supply restored in parts of Shah Alam, Klang

By C. Premananthini - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 16:37

SHAH ALAM: Water supply to several areas in Shah Alam and Klang which was disrupted yesterday, was restored this morning.

Sept 11 holiday in Kelantan to commemorate wukuf

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 16:21

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan government has declared a special event holiday for Sept 11 in conjunction with “Hari Wukuf” (Day of Wukuf or the grand assembly).

Dengue cases on the rise, says Health Ministry

By NST ONLINE - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 16:19

KUALA LUMPUR: Dengue fever was on the rise from August 14 to 20 (Week 33) with an average of between 1,900 and 2,000 cases reported weekly, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

No trailer involved in fatal PLUS Highway multi-vehicle pileup, say police

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 16:16

HULU SELANGOR: Preliminary investigations suggest that the accident which saw a family of four killed at KM405 of the PLUS Highway this morning, was not due to a trailer, as earlier believed.

Appeals Court allows The Edge to claim damages over suspension order

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 15:45

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has allowed The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd to claim damages from the Home Ministry over a suspension order issued on two of its publications last year.

Hitch-hiking for cancer cause

By T.N.Alagesh - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 15:15

KUANTAN: Cancer-stricken Zaki Mohd Yamani is a man on a mission.

Hit by water shortage, Kluang starts water rationing

By Halim Said - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:49

JOHOR BARU: After Mersing, now Kluang was hit by water supply shortage.

Condo residents seeing red after basement flooding

By FERNANDO FONG - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of a condominium at an upscale neighbourhood are seeing red after their basement parking was flooded with deluge following a heavy downpour this morning.

Man charged with causing ruckus at Nasi Kandar restaurant

By BALVIN KAUR - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:22

GEORGE TOWN: The man, who caused a ruckus at Deen Nasi Kandar restaurant in Jelutong recently, was charged with criminal intimidation and causing damage by committing mischief.

Boy in five-vehicle crash discharged from hospital

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 13:48

HULU SELANGOR: A five-year-old boy, who is the sole survivor of a car accident that claimed the lives of his immediate family this morning, has been discharged from hospital.

55 foreigners arrested under Ops Nyah 2 in KL

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 13:36

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have rounded up 55 illegal immigrants of various nationalities including four women during Ops Nyah 2, yesterday.

Malaysia, Thailand to ink MoUs during PM Najib's visit

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 13:15

BANGKOK: Malaysia and Thailand are to sign several memorandums of understanding during the visit of Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to the kingdom on Sept 8 and 9.

Haze: Slight improvement, only two areas with unhealthy API reading

By AMIN MOKHTAR - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:53

KUALA LUMPUR: The haze situation in Malaysia today is showing a slight improvement, with two areas recording unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) readings, according to information released by the Department of Environment (DOE).

Denied work, Rohingya trapped in limbo in Malaysia

By Reuters - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:48

KUALA LUMPUR: The first time he tried to escape a tough existence in his village in western Myanmar in 2004, Junaid Zafar was thrown in jail for five years.

'Tan Sri' bank chairman remanded over probe into RM15m book project

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:38

PUTRAJAYA: A chairman of a bank with a 'Tan Sri' title was remanded by the magistrate's court to assist the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) investigation into alleged graft and abuse of power involving a RM15 million book publishing project.

Old score ends with elderly man's death

By Zarina Abdullah - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:50

BESUT: A 78-year-old man succumbed to his injuries yesterday, several hours after he was involved in a scuffle with a 62-year-old man near Pengkalan Nyireh market near here.

200 medical officers including specialists on standby for Merdeka parade

By Bernama - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:02

KUALA LUMPUR: Two hundred medical officers including six specialists will be on standby at Dataran Merdeka tomorrow to attend to any emergency during the National Day parade and procession.

Masyair area preparations on schedule

By YUSHAIMI YAHAYA - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:01

MECCA: Preparations in the three Masyair areas that form an integral part of the haj ritual are on schedule.

Bangsa Johor concept now more relevant than ever, says Johor ruler

By A. JALIL HAMID - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:01

FAST on the heels of opposing comments by the Sultan of Johor and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week, the former graced us with an interview at his home in Istana Pasir Pelangi late on Saturday afternoon.

Haze: Four areas record unhealthy API readings

By DAWN CHAN and TEOH PEI YING - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:16

SEREMBAN: The haze situation in the country continues to deteriorate, with four areas recording unhealthy air pollutant index (API) readings this morning.